Be an AHB Rockstar: Meet Michele.


Meet our newest Rockstar Michele. She is just starting out on her 12 week journey of personal training, bootcamps, and nutrition and is here to share her story with you. Make sure to check back each week and cheer her on as she makes some BIG changes to her lifestyle. And if you missed it make sure to go back through the archives to see how our last Rockstar Kathleen did during her 12 week journey.

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Four weeks ago my husband, Dru challenged me to join him in his weight loss effort. Of course I jumped at the “dare” and was happy to have a partner to keep me in check. We made changes in our eating habits and grocery shopping choices and we are already looking forward to spring when we can get out to walk, swim and bike! (Everyone knows you can’t exercise during the winter months, right?)

I need to make a change.

I quickly discovered that the “myth” that men lose weight quicker than women, is true! While Dru and I were eating very similarly, he lost eighteen pounds in the first two weeks compared to my four pounds. SERIOUSLY?!

I need to make a change.

Mine did NOT look like this

Mine did NOT look like this

Even though it’s winter, when exercise is clearly not allowed, I joined a friend for a Pilates class Sunday morning.  I got up early, put on my yoga pants and headed out the door. I’ve never done Pilates before, but I was not the least bit hesitant. How hard could it be to lie on a mat and stretch? Then I was introduced to Downward Dog. Wow… who knew? This crazy instructor wanted me to bend over, support my weight on my hands, and lift my leg in the air?! I am in way over my head here and I still have 59 minutes left of class.

I need to make a change.

At my doctor’s appointment yesterday, my doctor said, “you’re down ten pounds since your November visit. Great work!” I told her about our new healthier living plan. Before I could mention Dru’s weight loss, she added “Don’t get discouraged; you do know that men lose quicker than women.” Hearing those words made me more motivated than ever to do better on my Wednesday morning weigh-ins!

I need to make a change.

Despite my motivation, on the way back to the office, I bought an oatmeal raisin cookie at Starbucks. What started out as an innocent stop for a cup of tea ended up with my holding a plate size cookie! Why do I do that?

I need to make a change.

If only it were this easy...

If only it were this easy…

The madness continued at home. While sitting at my desk doing our taxes, my daughter came into the room and asked me if I wanted a hot fudge sundae from Friendly’s. Of course I do! I deserve a treat- I lost TEN pounds! When my husband came in and saw the sundae, he shrieked “what is THAT?” His reaction reminded me once more that I have to stop rewarding my weight loss with a fattening treat.

I’ve been saying I NEED to make a change for too long. I am now saying I WANT to make a change. I am pleased to announce that I am the next AHB Rockstar and I AM going to make a change.

Check back every Monday to follow along with Michele’s journey and feel free to leave her some words of encouragement 🙂

Be Healthy. Be Balanced.

www.AHealthyBalanceInc.com

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24 responses to “Be an AHB Rockstar: Meet Michele.

  1. Congrats on deciding to make the change, Michelle- I promise you that you won’t regret a second of it. From one Rockstar to another- best of luck 🙂

  2. Michele Errico

    Thank you so much, Kathleen! If I am half as successful as you, I will be happy! So far, so good!

  3. Welcome, and congrats on the weight you’ve already lost! I can’t wait to follow your adventure, looking forward to reading more. 🙂

  4. Amy

    I am so proud of you! I have always admired your discipline and work ethic. Once you get into the routine I think those urges for sweets will fade. Good luck!

  5. Sue S.

    Michelle, You have truly and fully embraced the change and are already inspiring those of us around you! I know you will continue to be successful and gain momentum as you start seeing the results of your hard work. Failure is NOT an option!

  6. WOOT-WOOT! Let’s go Michele, Let’s GO! Let’s go Michele, Let’s GO! (Said in my best cheerleadery voice!!) Congrats on all the successes you’ve already conquered, and even though you’re already a rock star, cheers to many, MANY, many more successes! You can DO it!!!! P.S. Your blog has inspired me to get my blog in action for my journey to health too. =)

  7. Michele

    With all this awesome encouragement, how could I not be succesful!? Thank you!

  8. Sarah H

    Go you committing to making some big changes in a healthy way – looking forward to cheering you on as you progress through your adventure! 🙂 xx

  9. Dru

    It is a long journey but you are making your way. You are already a 10 in my eyes. I love you. Dru

  10. Christine

    I committed to changing my unhealthy ways back in February. I have lost 6.5lbs so far (slow and steady wins the race!) and feel encouraged reading about your journey! Here’s to better health and smaller clothes!!

  11. Jodi

    Congrats Michele! I know you can do it! Keep going…..you go girl!

  12. Jodi

    So proud of you! Congrats! You go girl!

  13. Hailey Kenny

    Way to go Michele!!! That’s so awesome that you made the decision to change your life style. Congratulations!

  14. Tracy

    Go Michele!! You are doing so well, and I have to say I’m proud of you!! As cheesy as it sounds, keep up the good work!! I know you can get there!! 🙂 ❤

  15. Lisa

    Your doing amazing. Keep going matey xx

  16. Kelli

    Great job! I’m looking forward to the weekly blogs. Keep it up!🍃

  17. Michele Errico

    Thank you girls and Dru!

  18. brimattreb3@gmail.com

    Congratulations Michele!! You look great 🙂
    Keep up the good work!!
    – Laurie

  19. Michele Errico

    Thanks Laurie! It was nice to see you last night. I was happy you didn’t stop by 5 minutes earlier when I was in full living room floor workout mode! (Did you buy the weighted exercise ball yet?!)

  20. Joan Ruggere

    Michele, congrats I can’t wait to see you!

  21. Hey Michele, finally got to read your story….LOVE IT!! You are truly inspirational!! Keep it up!! Can’t wait to see where this journey takes you!!! :o)

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